“Hymns Of Blinding Darkness” Due Out June 24th
Hailing from Los Angeles, USA, Our Dying World has been hard at work over the pandemic forging a new path in the metal world. Initially, they were more in the vein of thrashy death and released their debut album in 2019, but now they have embraced the melodic side of things and present their new form to the world through “Hymns of Blinding Darkness”. They explain further:
“It is an exceptional album of melody, personal experience, and the dedication of trying to push ourselves to our furthest limit. Lyrically, it speaks of many walks of life: sorrow, loss, hopelessness, but also empowerment, triumph, and solitude. There’s something for everyone to relate to in the wake of current times and cultural status. Musically, the record is attempting to stand out with its sophisticated arrangements, catchy hooks, and heavy melodies. It feels like a massive step up from where we were with Expedition and we think it’ll present itself as such.”
For the band, music comes from the spirit and when the lyrics happen, they’re usually derived from a personal experience or feeling that is going on in their lives. Musically, symphonic and melodic death metal isn’t the only genre that inspires them, they also give prominent nods to blues through their leads and solos.
Sticklers for details, when it is time for the band to go live they will provide an experience that’s more personal, intimate, and involved for the audience, unleashing a torrent of deep emotion, intense passion, and flowing melodic death metal upon fans.
“Hymns of Blinding Darkness” was produced, mixed, and mastered by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound. It is recommended for listeners of Wintersun, Children Of Bodom, and Nightwish
The album “Hymns Of Blinding Darkness” can be heard in full via its premiere on Decibel Magazine HERE.
The full-length officially releases on June 24, 2022.
Album pre-order at ourdyingworld.com/music/
Music Video – Veil Of The Reaper –youtu.be/QBBlQVNaJoI
Lyric Video – Survivor – youtu.be/xZ8zw4lgAGY
1. Ads Moriendi (1:46)
2. Everything We Know Is Gone (4:42)
3. Under The Hunter’s Blade (7:33)
4. Survivor (7:32)
5. Path Of The Nomad (4:58)
6. Diary Of A War Dog (6:31)
7. Valediction (1:50)
8. Veil Of The Reaper (4:37)
Album Length: 39:32
– All songs written and performed by Our Dying World
– Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound
– Album Artwork by Nick Laux
– Album Band Lineup:
David Ainsworth – Vocals
Raymond Sanchez – Guitar
Austin Mitrofanis – Guitar
Graham Southern – Keyboards and Orchestration
Nick Loxx – Bass
Tom Tierney – Drums
Over the last few years, Los Angeles’s Our Dying World has gone through a tremendous evolution of sound from thrashy death metal of their debut EP Expedition to the symphonic and melodic keyboard-oriented stylings of bands like Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, and Dimmu Borgir.
Formed in 2018 by drummer/guitarist Tom Tierney (ex-Whiplash), the group has played shows all over the USA in their short time together, bringing their sound from the fabled Sunset Strip in Hollywood to the New Jersey Metalfest where they opened for Metal Mike of Halford.
One thing is clear from the young band as they prepare for the release of their second release; they’ve come to stir the standards that hold the metal scene and redefine them.